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In 1988, interest in international pop was at an all-time high and Afropop was launched by NPR as a weekly series. It was the first of its kind and, years later, the program has expanded its vision to include the music and cultures that encompass the entire African Diaspora. Now known as Afropop Worldwide (APWW), the program is still the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur.



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by Banning Eyre
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Two New York sessions recorded by Banning Eyre in 1996 0-37:00 In the studio during a mix session with Africando in New York. Studio ambiance. Playback and discussion in French. They’re mixing one song A little conversation in French with Ibrahima Sylla near the end, but no interview 37:00—1:28 Chico Science interview Interview in New York hotel, translated from Portuguese into English in real time. Focuses on second album, Afrociberdelia.
Topics: Africando, Senegal, Ibrahima Sylla, Chico Science, Brazil, Recife, Mangue beat, Afrociberdelia
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by Banning Eyre
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Interview and session with members of Rumbanella Band in Kinshasa, Congo, 2002. Includes guitarist and singer  Madou Lebon Mulowayi performing songs by  John  Bosco Mwenda.
Topics: Rumbanella Band, Congo, rumba, guitar, John Bosco Mwenda, Madou Lebon Mulowayi
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-265), discography (p. [267]-268) and index
Topics: Suzano, Marcos, Popular music, Sound
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by Banning Eyre
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A rare interview with the late great Algerian vocalist, whom many consider the creator of rai music. Banning Eyre met with her in her trailer at New York’s Central Park Summerstage on June 30, 2001.  As far as we know, this was the only time Rimitti ever performed in the United States. A man translates between Arabic and English, so we don’t hear a lot of Rimitti’s voice, but what’s there is priceless.
Topics: Cheikha Rimitti, rai music, Algeria
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Hip hop, revolución! : nationalizing rap in Cuba -- The revolution of the body : reggaetón and the politics of dancing -- The Havana you don't know : urban music and the late socialist city -- Cuban hip hop all stars: transnationalism and the politics of representation -- Conclusion: the rise and fall of Havana hip hop
Topics: Buena Vista Social Club (Musical group), Rap (Music), Reggaetón, Music
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by Banning Eyre
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Detailed interview with KSA backstage at SOB’s in New York City before his show there. Banning Eyre led this interview in preparation for writing a profile for the then-happening website Sonicnet.  
Topics: King Sunny Ade, Juju music, Nigerian music, Yoruba music
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by Banning Eyre
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0—30:00  Banning Eyre’s first interview with Egyptian vocal star Hakim, in New York, June 20, 2000. Joseph Braude translates from Arabic to English. 30:00—1:00 Banning Eyre’s interview with Mamadi Kouyate, leader of the Mandingo Ambassadors. In Brookyn, June 21, 2000. For Guitar Player Magazine profile. In French. 1:00 – 1:58 Mandingo Ambassadors live at Zebulon in Brooklyn. June 21, 2000.  
Topics: Egypt, Shaabi, Hakim, Mamady Kouyate, Mandingo Ambassadors, Guinea, Banning Eyre
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jazz, Jazz musicians, Jazz
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by Banning Eyre
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The first of two parts of Afropop’s longest interview with the King of Algerian rai music. It’s an animated, rambling conversation, mostly in French, going through his whole career up to 2004.   Recorded at the Beverly Hills Hilton with Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre
Topics: Khaled, rai music, Algerian music
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by Banning Eyre
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From Banning Eyre’s 2002 visit to Kinshasa, Congo. He went with Christian Mousset to cover the recording of classic Congolese music, principally the late Wendo Kolosoy and Antoine Moundanda from Brazzaville. The eventual release was called The Very Best of Congolese Rumba: The Kinshasa-Abidjan Sessions (Marabi, 2007) 0—1:21 is the interview with Wendo 1:21—1:42 is the interview with Moundanda 1:42—1:53 they perform together By the way, there is Hi-8 video of this session as well.  
Topics: Wendo Kolosoy, Antoine Moundanda, Congolese rumba, Congo music
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by Banning Eyre
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Djelimady Tounkara interview First guitar session with Djelimady “Soundiata”   1:03:00 Rail Band Interview with Kabine Keita   1:23:40 Rail Band rehearsal   1:48:08 End of Joe Traore, Mopti interview   Segou Ambiance (Written on DAT sleeve, but I’m not sure it’s here)
Topics: Djelimady Tounkara, Super Rail Band of Bamako, Malian guitar, guitar
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by Banning Eyre
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Long interview with Palestinean composer and violin and oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen, at his apartment in Brooklyn. This interview focuses on the oud, and was conducted by Banning Eyre in preparation for the Afropop Worldwide program “Journeys with the Oud.”
Topics: Simon Shaheen, oud, Journeys with the Oud, Palestinean music, Arabic music
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by Banning Eyre
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More from Banning Eyre’s 2002 visit to Kinshasa, Congo. He went with Christian Mousset to cover the recording of classic Congolese music, principally the late Wendo Kolosoy. 0—49:00 Interview and guitar demo with guitarist Vula Missy 50:00—1:47 Interview with Christian Mousset
Topics: Congo music, rumba, Vula Missy, Christian Mousset
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by Banning Eyre
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Banning Eyre's 2003, New York interview with Malagasy guitarist Solorazaf. Includes guitar demo. Interview at Zinc Bar, May 24, 2003 Playing at 15:00
Topics: guitar, Madagascar, Solorazaf
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More from Banning Eyre's 2004 tour of Dar Es Salaam with John Kitime, arranging and translating. Anania (continued) Wagogo guitar 6:33 Calabash rap 10:33 Ndala Kasheba interview and music 39:10 King Kiki (interview, Swahili -> English) 1:11:14 Kilimanjaro Band Rehearsal and interview 1:13:00 song 1:20 interview Rosiri Ali Linjenbe  
Topics: Anania, Ndala Kasheba, King Kiki, Kilimanjaro Band, John Kitime, Wagogo music, Tanzinia, Congo, Dar...
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by Banning Eyre
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Dominican Republic bachata guitarist Edilio Paredes performs live with his group at El 27 Fevrero in Washington Heights, New York, on February 8, 2008. Then, Banning Eyre's interview with Edilio at his apartment the next day (February 9).  This interview, in Spanish with translation, includes Edilio demonstrating his skills on guitar. 
Topics: Edilio Parades, bachata, guitar
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by Banning Eyre
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The second of two parts of Afropop’s longest interview with the King of Algerian rai music. It’s an animated, rambling conversation, mostly in French, going through his whole career up to 2004. Recorded at the Beverly Hills Hilton with Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre  
Topics: Khaled, rai music, Algeria
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by Banning Eyre
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Hotel room interview with Khaled in New York City. His first time in the US in a long time. His then new US manager Dawn Elder is present. Interview conducted by Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow.
Topics: Khaled, rai, rai music, Algerian music
Afropop Worldwide
by Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig
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"A Vintage original"--T.p. verso
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Topics: Alternative rock music, Sound recordings
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by Banning Eyre
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Banning Eyre doing interviews in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. John Kitime translates. 0 -- 26:25  Ten Best Band 26:30 – 40:00  Ottu Jazz rehearsal 40:00 – 1:02:00  Ottu Jazz interview 1:02:00 1:22:00 John KItime interview  
Topics: Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, Ten Best Band, Ottu Jazz, John Kitime, muziki wa dansi
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by Banning Eyre
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Interviews and live recordings from the 2002 Musiques Metisses festival in Angouleme, France. Tape 6 of  ? 0:00 -  1:00  Gangbe Brass Band (of Benin) live 1:00 – 1:47  Gangbe Brass Band, interview with Atanas (Jon Kertzer of KEXP is there as well, translated French to English) 1:47:50 – 2:07  Papa Noel (Congolese guitarist) live 2:07 – 2:24:30 Amadou and Mariam (of Mali) live 2:24:30 – 2:38:20 — Amadou and Mariam interview in French
Topics: Gangbe Brass Band, Benin, Papa Noel, Congo music, soukous, guitar, Amadou and Mariam, Mali, Maliian...
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by Banning Eyre
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Interview with Juan Morillo, leader of Peru Negro In English, conducted by Banning Eyre Before Peru Negro’s concert outside Boston on February 28, 2004 0-33:00
Topics: Peru Negro, Juan Morillo, Banning Eyre, Afro Peruvian music, Peru
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by Afropop Worldwide
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Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the "Chairman" himself. Totally intoxicating. In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade's earlier career in the 1960s...
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Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
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Afropop Trailblazers 2006 for Afropop Worldwide
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Cuba
Topic: Cuba
Afropop Worldwide
by Afropop
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Topics: Dance music, Highlife (Music)
Afropop Worldwide
by Otis, Johnny, 1921-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiv-xxxv) and index
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Topics: Otis, Johnny, 1921-, Rhythm and blues musicians
Afropop Worldwide
by Stewart, Gary, 1944-
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Discography: p. 137-145
Topics: Popular music, Musicians
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by McGowan, Chris, 1956-; Pessanha, Ricardo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204) and index
Topic: Popular music
Afropop Worldwide
by Burkhalter, Thomas, 1973- author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) , discography (pages 283-285) , and index
Topics: Music and globalization, Music and transnationalism, Popular music, Popular music, Music, Popular...
Afropop Worldwide
by Waterman, Christopher Alan, 1954-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-261) and index
Topics: Juju music, Yoruba (African people), Songs, Yoruba
Afropop Worldwide
by Graham, Ronnie, 1952-
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Originally published: Stern's guide to contemporary African music. London : Zwan Publications, 1988
Topics: Popular music, Folk music, African music, reference, Musicians
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by McGowan, Chris, 1956-; Pessanha, Ricardo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-251), discography (p. [253}-255) and index
Topic: Popular music
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index
Topics: Sīrat Banī Hilāl, Ethnology, Epic poetry, Arabic, Folklore, Oral tradition, Rites and...
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by Afropop Worldwide
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This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve...
Topics: Afropop, Arabization, North Africa
Afropop Worldwide
by Johnson, John William, 1942-; Johnson, John William, 1942- Heellooy, Heelleellooy
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Includes poems in Somali with English translations
Topics: Somali poetry, Somali poetry, Somali poetry
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-177) and index
Topics: Older Tuaregs, Tuaregs, Tuaregs, Aging, Intergenerational relations, Rites and ceremonies
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by Afropop
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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"Now in its fifth year"--Cover, p. [4]
Topics: Music, music criticism, musicology, Rock music
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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by Barlow, Sean; Eyre, Banning; Vartoogian, Jack
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"A Saraband book"--Verso of t.p
Topics: Music, Musicians
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by Charters, Samuel, 1929-2015
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Reprint. Originally published: Boston : M. Boyars, 1981
Topics: Blues (Music), African music, Africa, popular music, Jazz and blues
Afropop Worldwide
by Muller, Carol Ann; Benjamin, Sathima Bea
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-336) and index
Topics: Benjamin, Sathima Bea, Jazz singers, Women jazz musicians, Jazz
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This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve...
Topics: Arabization, North, Africa
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A sobering look at what's gone and what remains in America's traumatized great city of music, New Orleans. In the latest in our Hip Deep series, we'll talk with scholars, including Helen Regis of Louisiana State University, and with members of the venerable organizations known as Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs about the past and future of the Afro-parading tradition known as the second line. We'll get a street-level report on how the Mardi Gras Indians represented at the first post-Katrina Mardi...
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Guinea\'s legendary dance band Bembeya Jazz are pillar of modern West African history. Begun in 1961 in the flush of Guinea\'s independence and Sekou Toure\'s maverick presidency, the band still plays today under the inspired leadership of guitar giant Sekou \"Bembeya\" Diabate. This program delves into Bembeya history with a focus on the band\'s 60s and 70s heyday, right up to new solo work by Sekou Diabate, due for release in 2004.
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Urban traditional bands from the ethnic neighborhoods of sprawling Kinshasa have emerged as a surprise world music hit around the world. Overlooked and marginalized in the complex world of Congolese pop music, groups like Konono No 1 and Kisanzi Congo are reaching the world thanks to the concerted efforts of Belgian musician and producer Vincent Kenis, the man behind the Congotronics phenomenon. This urban roots music goes back to the heady days of President Mobutu's "authenticity"...
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
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by White, Bob W., 1965- edt
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World music, Music and globalization
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Includes index
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Topics: Blues musicians, Guitarists, Blues musicians, Guitarists, Blues, Gitarrist, Geschichte 1945-2000
Afropop Worldwide
by Shelemay, Kay Kaufman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-277), discography (p. 277), and index
Topics: Jews, Jews, Sephardim, Sephardim, Ethnomusicology
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by Banning Eyre
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Field tape from Banning Eyre's May, 1998 research trip to Mozambique: Kava Unga Heti 3 songs at Nambu 5/6/98 0:30, 9:33, 16:21   Fatima Vieira: 26:30   Armindo Manuel, “Txova” 39:00 END 53:00 
Topics: Kava Unga Heti, field tape, Mozambique, Fatima Viera
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Music, Popular music, Popular music, Postmodernism
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Afropop Worldwide Podcast
Topics: Afropop, Podcast
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In the latest of our ongoing vignettes series, we dig into the Afropop Worldwide archives for some choice, compelling moments from our programs profiling music scenes in Peru, Equador, Brazil and Venezuela.
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Afropop Podcast
Topics: Afropop, podcast
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by Collins, John, 1944-
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"Collection of essays and interviews"--P. 1
Topics: Popular music, Musicians
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by Roberts, John Storm
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Reprint of the 1972 ed. published by Praeger, New York
Topics: Blacks, African Americans, Music, Music
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Cuba Sample
Topic: Afropop